Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks

Receive orders, generally in person, for repairs, rentals, and services. May describe available options, compute cost, and accept payment. Excludes "Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop" (35-3022), "Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks" (43-4081), "Order Clerks" (43-4151), and "Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks" (43-4181).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
445,530 1.0 % $14.30 $29,740 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.92 $10.17 $12.41 $16.73 $22.54
Annual Wage (2) $18,550 $21,150 $25,820 $34,800 $46,890


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Real Estate 116,920 7.43 $14.47 $30,100
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 60,000 28.57 $14.01 $29,140
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 47,770 14.05 $13.37 $27,800
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 38,620 12.89 $11.20 $23,290
Automobile Dealers 34,450 2.67 $20.16 $41,930

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 60,000 28.57 $14.01 $29,140
Rental and Leasing Services (5322, 5323, and 5324 only) 47,770 14.05 $13.37 $27,800
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 38,620 12.89 $11.20 $23,290
Real Estate 116,920 7.43 $14.47 $30,100
Automobile Dealers 34,450 2.67 $20.16 $41,930

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automobile Dealers 34,450 2.67 $20.16 $41,930
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 40 0.02 $19.86 $41,310
Machinery, Equipment, and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 5,420 0.83 $18.19 $37,830
Wholesale Electronic Markets and Agents and Brokers 660 0.08 $18.09 $37,620
Other Specialty Trade Contractors 200 0.03 $17.85 $37,140


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 90,860 5.44 1.74 $15.99 $33,250
Texas 47,160 3.97 1.27 $13.62 $28,320
Florida 26,750 3.18 1.02 $13.56 $28,200
New York 20,880 2.27 0.73 $14.21 $29,560
Colorado 14,600 5.71 1.83 $16.19 $33,680




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 14,600 5.71 1.83 $16.19 $33,680
California 90,860 5.44 1.74 $15.99 $33,250
Alabama 7,990 4.15 1.33 $13.48 $28,040
Nevada 5,390 4.12 1.32 $13.40 $27,870
Texas 47,160 3.97 1.27 $13.62 $28,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 7,310 2.07 0.66 $16.97 $35,290
Maryland 10,260 3.85 1.23 $16.34 $33,980
Connecticut 4,110 2.49 0.80 $16.29 $33,890
Hawaii 1,880 2.97 0.95 $16.21 $33,710
Colorado 14,600 5.71 1.83 $16.19 $33,680



<

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 25,820 5.83 1.86 $15.25 $31,720
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 15,020 2.24 0.72 $14.86 $30,910
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 11,830 4.04 1.29 $14.63 $30,430
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 9,910 3.98 1.27 $13.12 $27,290
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 9,870 6.10 1.95 $15.67 $32,590
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 8,560 5.97 1.91 $16.41 $34,120
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 7,940 5.50 1.76 $16.00 $33,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 7,290 2.78 0.89 $13.14 $27,320
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 7,210 2.86 0.92 $14.69 $30,550
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 6,760 3.41 1.09 $12.80 $26,630


<

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Angelo, TX 340 7.48 2.39 $10.34 $21,500
Yuba City, CA 300 7.10 2.27 $13.14 $27,330
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande, CA 820 7.06 2.26 $16.58 $34,480
San Rafael, CA Metropolitan Division 800 6.98 2.23 $20.32 $42,270
Chico, CA 560 6.96 2.23 $14.89 $30,980
Redding, CA 430 6.66 2.13 $14.81 $30,790
Kahului-Wailuku-Lahaina, HI 470 6.39 2.04 $17.39 $36,170
Panama City, FL 510 6.29 2.01 $13.23 $27,510
Tuscaloosa, AL 630 6.25 2.00 $13.15 $27,340
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 9,870 6.10 1.95 $15.67 $32,590